Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Boot Sale Treasure And A few More Scraps

First of all a few more scraps from my 1930s scrapbook, all with a theme of childhood. I especially like the one below and also the children in the bath tub.









At the weekend I managed to squeeze in a trip to the antiques market on our market square. I met up with Debbie for coffee and we had a good browse and managed to find a few bits and pieces including the red domino cruet set and Grindley jug.

On Sunday I went to my first car boot sale of year and was well rewarded.I found these two butter dishes. I knew they were likely to be American depression glass but not much more. After a quick bit of research I found they are Hazel Atlas Royal Lace butter dishes and quite rare, as butter dishes often didn't survive with both the lid and base and also people usually only bought one of these whereas plates and cups and saucers people had multiples of.

I finally got round to listing some more things in my online shop Vintage Wants I share with Deb. This 1920s vanity set is gorgeous and comes in it's original matching floral box.

I listed a few more things in my Etsy shop as I hadn't added anything new for months. This 1950s cruet set looks great with my other red bits in my kitchen but I really don't have room so it's now in my shop.

The Grindley Peach Leaf Petal jug is staying with me though to add to my small collection of utility wear. I have a pile of blue Meakin Glamour Celeste tea plates which I found in a charity shop ages ago and still use everyday.

The little pond yacht fits perfectly on the windowsill. the sails need a bit of adjustment. I already have a large green Northern Star pond yacht that I love. It was found in a charity shop a few years ago. Ever since I have been on the look out for a smaller one to fit on my windowsill in the bathroom to go with the seaside theme. I found this one at the boot sale for 50p !

Other treasures include the pretty papier mache heart box and very Cath Kidston floral pin box along with a great 1930s perpetual calendar with a pretty design of an English country cottage. These have all found their way in to my Etsy shop. The lovely French jet and crystal beads and paste buckles will be added at some point when I find the time to get them photographed. All in all I had a good weekend and the sun came out too !


12 comments:

VINTAGE HEART said...

HI, I am so enjoying looking at your scrap book,the images are so so weet. Can i ask you is the little sweet girl figure for sale the one in front of the boat? s,please say yes!!!! you found some great treasures at the CB ..I love ,love ,Love a car boot..bestest wishes,Linda.

Vintage from the Village said...

What lovely things, and those scraps are the best thing ever !
Best wishes
Sue x

Sal said...

I love the pics from your scrapbook and the utility ware colours are just gorgeous together!
;-)

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love the 1930s scrap images!!! I love the butter dishes too!!!
xxxx

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

wow you got some Gorgeous treasures there hun !!!
Thanks for sharing
Annie x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

The scrap book was a real find some of those images are just too precious, now I could make something really nice with some of those scraps, especially like the one of the children on the beach.
Enjoy the show and your trip to London and happy birthday to gorgeous girl.
Debbie

Maisey's Attic said...

These scraps are so gorgeous - Hope you're having a good Easter holiday - xxx

ted and bunny said...

oooh the scraps. . .the scraps. . .(I'm drooling here!)
x

melanie said...

loving your scraps and finds. xxx

Samantha said...

Loving the red polka dot cruet set!

Ticking stripes said...

Wow - what a lot of great finds. I'm using Blue Celeste at the moment too! I love the fact that I don't waste money on new designs any more when I can pick up vintage at a fraction of the price!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Your scrapbook is a delight! Those butter dishes are just gorgeous... and the polka dot cruet set too, I would be flipping cartwheels if I found those! suzie xx